Why #TheVoice judge Tom Jones had to cancel five tour dates last year

Tom Jones, 78, kicked off the new year by announcing a handful of UK show dates happening later this year. But the new tour dates come after the singer was forced to cancel five shows last year for reasons relating to his health. It was announced on his Twitter page he was battling a bacterial infection and being treated in hospital. But what exactly did his illness entail?

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Tom Jones revealed he was “feeling weak” while on tour

The ‘It’s Not Unusual’ singer revealed he was “feeling weak” while on tour to The Mirror, shortly after his recovery.

He revealed to the publication: “I was on the road and when we got to London, I was feeling weak.

“I wasn’t getting so good and they said, ‘You had better get checked, your blood and everything’.”

The Welsh performer explained how he was in hospital for four days and had “everything checked”.

It was then they discovered he had a viral infection.

He added: “I just didn’t feel good and they said you need antibiotics. So they gave it intravenously and that was it.

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“If it had happened at another time, nobody would have taken any notice. I would have gone in for a couple of days and

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